1 thought on “The history of dating – ‘it’s the economy, stupid’ (Part 1)”

  1. Posted 21/11/2018 at 14:02 | Permalink

    another thing that allowed the nuclear family to develop more free from the extended network was financial institutions. Until their development in the 1850s onwards, you could not retire or protect yourself against contingencies unless you were (a) very rich or (b) had a nearby extended family. In that sense (as in most others) the financial sector is very pro-poor.

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